The 14th annual Jimmy Awards will be held at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre June 26 at 7:30 PM. The ceremony honors the best in high school musical theatre performers from across the country, ultimately bestowing the title of Best Performance by an Actor and Actress to two students. This year's ceremony will feature more than 90 nominees selected from more than 140,000 participating students across the country.
Presented by the Broadway League Foundation and named in honor of the late producer and theatre owner James M. Nederlander, the Jimmy Awards see nominees partaking in a week of events, workshops, and master classes with industry professionals. The week culminates in the ceremony itself, a performance held on a Broadway stage at which the nominees compete for the top titles.
"Each year, these talented teens come to NYC to pursue their dreams and learn from some of the best professionals on Broadway," says Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin in a statement. "Theatre has an incredible way of bringing people together, and the experience shared by the Jimmy Awards nominees is awe-inspiring."
Past winners include Andrew Barth Feldman and Renée Rapp, both of whom quickly moved on to Broadway careers, with Feldman starring in the title role of Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen and Rapp starring as queen bee Regina George in Mean Girls. This year's winners, Kendall Becerra and Nicholas Barrón, hailed from California and Texas, respectively.
Open to the public, tickets to the event will go on sale at a date to be announced.